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Council must decide the future of a derelict building

March 30, 2011

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Bayham council must decide the future of a derelict building and its contaminated land in Vienna.Formerly a garage and gas bar, the Fabco property beside Vienna Park was put on the market as a “tax sale” on June 17, 2009, but the municipality received no offers to purchase it. Unless Bayham puts a “notice of […]

Looking to repair the east pier

March 30, 2011

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The estimated cost of the repairs to clear safety hazards is $50,000, which is based on an evaluation by Small Craft Harbours SCH, an agency of the federal government’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans, in 1996 and a recent evaluation by CJDL Consulting Engineers. Bayham acquired the East Pier from the federal government in 1994. […]

Owner hopes Sam’s Place will be around for a long time

March 27, 2011

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After more than 30 years away, Sam’s Place and one of its earliest employees returned to Port Burwell as the beach-bound snack shack’s owner with hopes to be in business for years to come. Owner and operator Valerie Donnell shared plans with Bayham council on Thursday in a short presentation about her desire to sign […]

Museum has no answer on request for sub parts

March 19, 2011

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Two of the Canadian navy’s four old Oberon-class submarines will be going to the scrap heap soon, even though the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic hasn’t heard anything about its request for some of their parts.” We haven’t heard back so I’m really not sure where the request sits,” Dan Conlin, the Halifax museum’s curator, […]

Dredge yes, but who?

March 15, 2011

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A public meeting is being held March 30 at the Vienna Community Centre to bring residents up to date on the submarine project upon which the community is pinning hopes as a boost to tourism. via Dredge yes, but who? | London | News | London Free Press.

Alberta firm eyes Ontario’s untapped shale gas

March 14, 2011

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A junior oil and gas company from Alberta has been quietly scooping up land rights in southwestern Ontario, part of an audacious plan to bring Alberta-style exploration to the birthplace of Canada’s petroleum industry. via Alberta firm eyes Ontario’s untapped shale gas – thestar.com.

Municipality ponders dredging operation for Port Burwell, Ojibwa and neighbours – Tillsonburg News – Ontario, CA

March 13, 2011

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Bayham council is seriously considering the creation of its own dredging operation to resuscitate the tourism industry in Port Burwell at the urging of a local committee. All members of council threw their support behind the idea following a report and recommendation from the Bayham Harbourfront Committee at Thursday’s regular meeting. via Municipality ponders dredging […]